Broadcasters Tap Cloud For Content Management

Tech executives from Warner Bros. Discovery, Sinclair, Hearst, Vizrt and Vice Media Group told a TVNewsCheck webinar last week the public cloud’s appeal is growing for content sharing and archiving workflows but cautioned the entire metadata process needs more care and attention to maximize cloud storage’s advantages.

PlayBox Neo HD Playout With eMAM Go Live At TV5HD Thailand

PlayBox Neo and EMAM Inc. announce the completion of a fully integrated playout and media asset management system for Thai TV5 at the network’s studio headquarters in Bangkok. The project encompassed the replacement of a legacy third-party equipment with a solution designed to combine high operational efficiency, reliability and scalability. “The system we proposed in […]

Aveco Announces New-Generation MAM With Gemini

Automation provider Aveco has introduced its Gemini Media Asset Management (MAM) solution, for cloud, hybrid-cloud and on-premises use. Gemini manages media and AI-enriched metadata, plus timeline annotations describing any frame or segment of an asset, utilizing speech-to-text transcription, subtitles or markers (e.g., soccer goals) using secure HTML5. Assets are under control across all types of storage […]


New Facilities Insider | Disney’s Digital Center 3 Centralizes Hardware, Allows Control From Anywhere

A first look at Disney’s new Digital Center 3 (DC3) in The Woodlands, Texas, a massive, 187,000-square-foot plant consolidating playout, transmission and media operations. (Sam Exley photo)

Primestream Brings Immediacy To News And Sports Operations

Primestream, a provider of asset management and automation software solutions for media production, has introduced new ingest access capabilities for its Xchange media asset management (MAM) platform. Now, Xchange is able to access and log “growing files” from live broadcast feeds as the content is being recorded, creating powerful new efficiencies for news and sports […]


Ushering In The New Age Of MAM

Media asset management systems need to become media-centric platforms with easy-to-use integration and configurability tools, adapting and growing as needs and technologies change.


TVN Tech | Virtual IBC Spotlights Cloud Progress

The online event this week underscored 2020’s biggest TV tech trend — moving on-premise broadcast workflows and vendor products to the cloud — while anticipating 5G’s potential use in remote production. Above, a 5G-enabled camera used in a BBC-led trial exploring multi-camera synchronization.

IPV Names Philip McDanell Chairman

Cambridge, U.K.-based media asset management software provider IPV today announced the appointment of Philip McDanell as chairman of the board, effectively immediately. McDanell has extensive experience in the media and technology sector, having held senior board positions at MTV, Chrysalis Group, and most recently Peach, formerly Group IMD, where he helped devise and execute the company’s global business strategy. […]

Avid Cancels NAB Show, Connect 2020

Avid’s new product introductions will take place online in April. Avid and ACA will host regional Connect events after public safety is assured.


Media Asset Management For The Masses

More and more broadcasters are investing in software-based media asset management systems that use metadata to track a piece of content from ingest through production to playout, then archive it in a way that allows easy future access. Above, a Bitcentral Oasis asset management and archive system at Raycom’s WFXG Augusta, Ga. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of MAM and storage vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.


MAM Evolving To Meet Newsroom Needs

Media asset management systems are becoming more extensible, better integrated with newsroom technologies, and increasingly cloud-based, making it less important where the asset resides. Above: Earlier this year, Bitcentral announced that WFXG Augusta, Ga. was able to grow its news operations with the help of Bitcentral Oasis asset management and archive system, along with Precis for playout, a Ross OverDrive production control system and Grass Valley Edius nonlinear editing software.


On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Square Box Systems

Square Box Systems | Stand 7.J38 |  Square Box Systems, the company behind the CatDV media asset management (MAM) system, today unveiled an advanced version of its Adobe Premiere Panel and an all-new Adobe After Effects Panel. Both panels are designed to enhance the creative process for Adobe Creative Cloud users that need to […]


On The IBC Exhibit Floor: Tedial

Tedial | Stand 8.B41 | Website: MAM Distribution— Tedial will continue to highlight its MAM workflow systems for the preparation, management and packaging of distribution, including versioning, OTT, VOD and on-line distribution. Tedial Evolution enterprise MAM tools include the Evolution Version Factory. Focusing on efficiency, Tedial will demonstrate an end-to-end Interoperable Master Format (IMF) […]

TMD Announces New Technology Execs

TMD, a provider of media asset management systems for digital and physical assets, has made two executive promotions. Alex Sibilev is now chief technology officer. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, he brings both managerial experience and in-depth technical knowledge. In his former role as chief architect, he developed many applications […]


On The IBC Exhibit Floor: TMD

TMD | Stand 2.B49 | Website: TMD, a provider of media asset management and workflow systems for digital and physical assets, is focusing on powerful, cloud-centric solutions at IBC 2017. The company will demonstrate its Mediaflex-UMS platform and its ability to provide targeted, standardized systems for rapid deployment that can scale from small workgroups […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: IPV

IPV | Booth N5925 | Website: IPV will be showing several improvements to the integrations between its MAM system, Curator, and Adobe Creative Cloud software including Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC and the Adobe Team Projects (Beta) collaboration service. The latest versions of the integrated panels for the Adobe video […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: IPV

IPV | Booth N5925 | Website: Media management technology specialist IPV will present the latest advances of its in-demand Curator MAM system. These include extended third-party integration and easier user collaboration. Significant advancements have been made to Curator’s integrated panels within Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. Users across any creative service using the […]


German Broadcaster Deploys Arvato VPMS

From The IBC Exhibit Floor: EditShare

EditShare | Stand N1502 | Website: EditShare will showcase at IBC 2016 new media management capabilities soon available in EditShare Flow, its flagship media asset management (MAM) solution, as well as unveil new options for the XStream EFS high-performance, distributed shared storage product line. Expanding upon its robust on-premise and secure cloud-based content management […]

NAB 2015: Vizrt One Products Preview

Vizrt | Booth SL2417 | Website:  Vizrt, a provider of production tools for the digital media industry, will demonstrate the latest version of its Viz One Workflow Engine at its booth at the NAB Show. Viz One is Vizrt’s media asset management (MAM) system that combines broadcast tools across the enterprise to easily find, […]

DHX Media Adopts Avid Everywhere MAM

DHX Media Ltd., a creator, producer and broadcaster of family entertainment, headquartered in Canada, has adopted Avid Everywhere and will implement a fully integrated media asset management system powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform. Avid Interplay | MAM, part of the platform’s Media Suite, “will give DHX a highly scalable and flexible media management solution […]


Finding A Needle In A Haystack


NVerzion NCloud Intros Cloud-Based Automation

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Primestream To Intro FORK Production Suite V4.6

NAB 2014

Tedial To Show New MAM Search Engine

NAB 2014

Dalet To Upgrade Galexy Media Asset Management

NAB 2014

Primestream To Debut FORK Production Suite 4.6

Editshare Releases Flow 3 MAM Technology


CBS Super Bowl’s Super Numbers: 35.3/69

Against record ratings for last night’s Super Bowl, the competing broadcast networks were unable to muster many viewers. Not that it’s any surprise. Fox had the night’s best non-sports rating among adults 18-49, but with every Big Four network besides Super Bowl carrier CBS in repeats, there wasn’t much else to note. Fox’s rerun of “Family Guy” was broadcast’s top non-sports show of the night, averaging a 0.9 rating in 18-49s. By comparison, Super Bowl XLVII scored a 39.4 at its peak at 7:30 p.m. (Note that these fast national ratings measure only timeslot data and do not account for time zone differences; more accurate numbers will be out later today.)


WDRB Enhances Workflow With NVerzion

WDRB, the Block Communications-owned Fox affiliate in Louisville, Ky. (DMA 48), has optimized its end-to-end file-based NVerzion automation platform. Relying on a new XPansion asset management system and other additional modular-based automation components, the station has streamlined the operational workflow for its multiple on-air digital channels and subchannels. “Since transitioning from a tape- to file-based […]


MAM Virtues: Flexible, Automatic, Compatible

Vendors of media access management products will be promoting their systems at April’s NAB Show to buyers who are increasingly interested in the savings and revenue-generating possibilities such systems offer. As Avid’s Jim Frantzreb notes: “Our customers perceive that asset management has gone from being a nice-to-have solution to something essential to any competitive media business.”

Crispin Unveils SaaS Automation, MAM Solutions

Crispin Corp., a supplier of master control automation and media asset management solutions, has announced the availability of Cameo and Veranda, two new software-as-a-service (SaaS) products for broadcast and cable television stations. Cameo and Veranda automates and optimizes master control operations and includes all hardware, software, training and ongoing support and warranty as a fixed […]